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Cape May House Rentals

Cape May News, Vacation Rental News - admin - December 29, 2018

Cape May House Rentals

There are many different options for choosing the right Cape May rental for your vacation. One favorite for travelers is the whole house rental.

In Cape May there are many different house rentals to choose from. offers some of the finest house rentals available in Cape May. Whole house rentals are located throughout Cape May. Many homes are very large and can comfortably accommodate 20 or more guests. Guests can find that house rentals are a more affordable alternative for large families. They can share cost by paying for one or more bedrooms.

Below is a list of some of our premier Cape May House Rentals:

Queen Street Cottage

Neptunes Lair

Cove Haven

Cape May Point Cottage

Katies Cape May Sun Cottage

The Breakers

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Tips for Operating your Vacation Rental like a Pro

Cape May News - admin - December 28, 2018

A vacation rental can be a getaway for family and an investment opportunity. Part of that responsibility is ensuring that you run your business effectively. When you own a vacation rental, you want to have good cash flow, proper maintenance, modern furnishings, have a great presentation, minimize risk and provide excellent customer service.

Professional photography

Professional photos are the key to getting eyes on your property. The better the photos the more likely a traveler will click on your listing. Make sure your photos are taken in high resolution. Present all of the features of your property with detailed descriptions including:


Living rooms

Pool areas

Outdoor spaces

Ocean views

Bay views

Game rooms


Nearby attractions like beaches, museums, lakes and more

List your property on local listing services

Many owners list with national listings sites however most travelers search locally for a rental. A typical search for a Cape May rental will provide a traveler with local rental results. These local results are often found higher on search engines and can result in more visitors to your listing

Maintain your property

Travelers want the best. They expect clean and safe accommodations. Make sure your cleaning service is providing top notch services. Inspect their work to make sure your guests have no surprises when checking in.
Often times an owner can not respond quickly to a maintenance issue. Use professional and reliable maintenance services in the event of an emergency.

Take care of your repeat guests

Your repeat guests are the most important guests you can have. You know them and they know your property. Offer them discounts when feasible to show your gratitude for them choosing your rental year after year. A little discount goes along way. Also offer early and late check times when feasible

Pay your taxes

Rentals are subjected to taxes and permits. Vacation rentals are frequently required to also collect local and state taxes. New Jersey now requires owners to collect taxes. New Jersey rental owners must register with the state to begin collecting taxes. Notify your repeat guests of the tax change.

Price your rental correctly

There are many facets to owning and operating a vacation rental. An owner must know his local market to set rental rates.
Travelers are very price conscious. Price to high and travelers look elsewhere. Check local listings to see what your areas rates are and try to keep your rates in line with these rates.

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Hawk Haven Winery in Cape May

Cape May News - admin - December 23, 2018

Hawk Haven Vineyard & Winery is nestled in lower Cape May County on a beautiful hundred-acre farm. Visitors are welcome year-round for wine tastings, tours, and special events. We offer a diverse assortment of estate-grown, award-winning wines in red and white varietals, and on summer weekends guests can indulge in fine cheeses, gourmet sandwiches & snacks from the Barrel Room Cheese Shop. In addition well-behaved pets are welcome on our tented patio. Come and experience what everyone is talking about!

Three generations of the Wuerker family have lovingly cultivated the farmland at Hawk Haven Vineyard and Winery. The sandy soils and ocean breezes provide the perfect conditions for great grape growing. Vineyard guests taste our diverse collection of wines at the extra-long mahogany bar and meander through the vines with bottles of wine and picnic baskets. Tastings are educational and enjoyable. Please join us, our tasting room is open daily, year round with live music, tours, and a lunch menu on select dates.

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Where to Stay in Cape May in 2019

Cape May News - admin - December 18, 2018

cape may rentalsCape May offers plenty of wonderful accommodation types for different tastes and budgets. Many accommodations offer modern-day convenience at hotels and B&Bs, condos and whole house rentals.

Many rentals are within walking distance of the beach, with close access to the Washington Street Mall, and provide a variety of amenities, from swimming pools to pet-friendly lodging. For guests looking for a condo or whole house rental consider using a service like . The site showcases homes and condos individually owned and operated. Guests can contact owners directly without any service fees. The national listing sites now charge a service fee to book a rental through them. does not. Check out where to stay in Cape May.

Cape May House & Condo Rentals

Cape May has an excellent offering of house and condo rentals. Many of the condos and homes are situated near the beach and the mall area. Many travelers consider the historic district as the best place to rent. However if location is the most important criteria in your decision consider Jackson Street if you would like to experience the best of Cape May. Trolleys and Horse carriages travel down gas lit street while guests relax on large front porches to people watch and meet new friends. offers Cape May House and Condo Rentals throughout the town of Cape May. Whether its beachfront, bayfront, the mall area or the historic district you are sure to find the perfect Cape May rental at

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Cape May Brew Co. Annual Ugly Sweater Party in Cape May

Cape May News - admin - December 18, 2018

Looking for some good old fashion Christmas time fun?

Its Christmas time at the Annual CMBC Ugly Christmas Sweater Party and everyone is invited!

Now in its fourth stellar year, the CMBC Ugly Sweater Party has become synonymous with good times and great beer. We’ll be staying open an hour later on December 21st, with the silent disco beginning at 6pm! Everyone had a great time at the silent disco at our Halloween Bash, and we’re sure this time will be no different.

Sip on eight killer one-offs, being tapped at 6pm, including:Enter the raffle! Wear your ugliest of Christmas sweaters and you will be entered to win some fantastic prizes.  Prizes every hour starting at 3:30, so get there early!

Try some of our special and limited beers! We’ll have staff roving throughout the day, passing out samples. Therefore get ready for a great time!

The fun begins when our doors open at noon. See you there!

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The Best Christmas Town in Every State by Readers Digest- Cape May

Uncategorized - admin - December 13, 2018

Cape May listed as one of The Best Christmas Towns in Every State by Readers Digest

This Victorian seaside town gets even more Dickensian with its gaslights and garlands for the season. Take a trolley ride back in time to see the Christmas lights, hear Ghosts of Christmas Past tales, and jaunt along with Santa. Various holiday house tours let you see inside Cape May’s historic homes and inns, and visitors can also enjoy wine tastings and themed dinners in the town’s many restaurants. Check out these vintage photos of Christmases Past.

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Cape May – 10 Best Beach Towns to Visit in Winter

Cape May News - admin - December 13, 2018

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Cape May is listed as one of the 10 best beach towns to visit in the Winter by Coastal Living Magazine.

During winter, you have two options. You can stay inside like a hermit or  you can dress warm and explore everything the winter season has to offer. A perfect winter destination for travelers is historic Cape May. Located on the southern tip of New Jersey. Cape May is the crown jewel of the South Jersey region. It may be cold but there are some oft-overlooked things to do that are perfect during the winter. Whether you’re traveling with friends and family or on a romantic weekend Cape May offers plenty to do.

Warm up some winter romance by checking into one of Cape May’s historic B&Bs. Many B&Bs take part in the town’s annual Dickens Christmas festival and feast. If you are lucky enough to visit Cape May during the holiday season you will see some amazing Christmas decorated homes. Winter carriage rides and candlelight house tours are both great ways to appreciate the town’s collection of fine Victorian homes. You can pick up local wine from vineyards located within a 10-minute drive of town. When you’re ready to brave the chill Cape May has miles of deserted beaches to walk. Keep a sharp eye for migratory seabirds: this is one of the top winter birding destinations on the East Coast.

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Cape May MAC Trolley Tours 2019

Cape May News, Vacation Rental News - admin - December 6, 2018

 Cape May MAC Trolley Tours 2019

Looking for a great way to see Cape May. Take one of MAC’s cheery red trolleys and take a guided tour the easy and comfortable way. Knowledgeable guides will tell you everything you want to know about America’s first seaside resort. Victorian heritage is on display with our seashore and maritime history and more. Trolley tours are perfect for every age, too, with a variety of tours especially geared to the younger set, and themed tours for holidays and special events.


Get acquainted with Cape May on a trolley tour.  Knowledgeable guides present entertaining and educational stories about the nation’s oldest seashore resort. Tours begin and end at the Washington Street Mall Information Booth.


Take a guided trolley tour of Cape May’s Historic District.  Then take a guided tour of Cape May’s only Victorian house museum, the Emlen Physick Estate. The estate is located at 1048 Washington Street. Combination Trolley/Physick Estate Tours last about 2 hours. Admission includes the Carriage House Gallery at the Physick Estate.


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Cape May Store Hours 2019

Cape May News - admin - December 6, 2018

Cape May Store Hours 2019

Many visitors want to know what stores and restaurants are open during the off-season. Cape May typically slows down from January thru March. Many businesses on The Washington Street Mall cut back their hours during this period.

Many of the shops in Cape May are independently owned and operated, so they open and close at their discretion.

From mid-June to Labor Day, most stores are open 10am-10pm daily.

After Labor Day to late October, most are open from 10am-5pm with longer hours on Friday and Saturday.

From January to March, Some stores are seasonal and close for the winter or are open only on weekends.

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Cape May Congress Hall Winter Wonderland

Uncategorized - admin - December 3, 2018

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Congress Hall’s Winter Wonderland 

Don’t miss the train this season! Celebrate the holidays in Cape May with Congress Halls annual holiday events for the whole family.


Tree Lighting and Holiday Concert

On the Grand Lawn of Congress Hall, Friday November 30th


West Cape May Christmas Parade

Saturday, December 1st


Breakfast with Santa

Santa is coming to Congress Hall’s Grand Ballroom! Saturdays and Sundays, enjoy a delicious breakfast and visit with Jolly Old St. Nick. the breakfast buffet includes scrambled eggs with fresh herbs, bacon, fruit, buttermilk pancakes, sweet treats, and much more. Kids will get the chance to tell Father Christmas all of their Christmas wishes, while parents snap a pretty picture for the mantle!


Dinner with the Clauses

Join Blue the Pig and other friends from Congress Hall as we prepare for Santa’s arrival in Cape May! Sing along to your favorite Christmas carols and enjoy a delicious three-course meal in Congress Hall’s Grand Ballroom. From “Deck the (Congress) Halls”, to “Blue (Pig) Christmas”, dinner with the Clauses is sure to be an evening of fun for the whole family.


The Santaland Diaries

Cape May Congress Hall’s own production of “The Santaland Diaries” with the help of Cape May Stage, in Congress Hall’s Harrison Room. Thursdays-Saturdays, November 30-December 28.


And Much More!

Festive Holiday Decorations, Ride the Congress Hall Express and Carousel, Holiday Shopping Village with over 15 specialty vendors, Crafts in Santa’s Workshop, Gingerbread Decorating and Story Time with Mrs. Claus, Holiday Ceramics, Winter Wonderland Concert Series, and Tasty Treats and Delicious Drinks!

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